d1t01 - Morning Dew
d1t02 - Me And My Uncle
d1t03 - Casey Jones
d1t04 - Dancing In The Street
d1t05 - Next Time You See Me
d1t06 - China Cat Sunflower ->
d1t07 - I Know You Rider
d1t08 - Good Lovin' ->
d1t09 - Drums ->
d1t10 - New Orleans ->
d1t11 - Good Lovin'
d1t12 - Attics Of My Life
d2t01 - Dire Wolf ->
d2t02 - Alligator ->
d2t03 - Drums ->
d2t04 - Jam ->
d2t05 - Turn On Your Lovelight ->
d2t06 - Not Fade Away ->
d2t07 - Turn On Your Lovelight
May 7, 2016 Subject:
Probably not the best of the run overall but with notable highlights. Even though it was the Saturday show it was in the early afternoon.
First Set. A fragment exists. Jer mentions Robert Service before Frozen Logger but it's believed to be penned by James Stevens. Service wrote a similar poem, "The Logger"*, which is a wild epic. Friend of the Devil is still before it was recorded but by this time it had been finalized into that version. Candyman is also as good as acoustic Dead got and ready for the studio version. As warmed up as they are by this point, it's too bad the rest is missing.
Second Set. Morning Dew is decent but the rest is typical '70 until Jer and Pig duet-it-up on Next Time. New Orleans (2nd ever), an NRPS song, sneaks into Good Lovin'. It was US Bonds' first hit (is that where they learned it?). Bobby seems to jump in as if it were planned though they hadn't played it since the year before. Apparently only four were played - 3 in '70. Attics is a near-perfect version. They were trying hard to get it worked out, playing it 3 nights in a row. Dire Wolf is also nailed. The jam out of Alligator never resolves back instead trying to get to Other One - eventually becoming a Darling Corey Jam (the Bill Monroe song from their coffee house days - Darkness has a different 2nd chord). The Love Light jam has some great themes and the rest is typical for the month except for Uncle John's which, if not a train wreck, is a derailment. It's a big two hour set - Alligator through Lovelight's reprise is a jam over one hour in length
1st Set: B- 2nd Set: C
Overall = 3 Stars
Friend of the Devil - as good as 5/15/70
Candyman - more or less classic version
Attics of My Life - only one that matches 6/24
Dire Wolf - so good
SOURCES: The miller is best but the balance fluctuations of the ashley sbd have not all been fixed (not to complain - beggars and all). The bear source has better clarity but also more noise. Attics is a bonus track on American Beauty.
*And sometimes I take a dive just to keep my heart alive,
among the gay saloons and dancing halls,
in the distant, dinful town.
Just a little drink to drown
the cares that crowd and canker in my brain.
January 20, 2015 Subject:
From Alligator down it's decent. 6/7 and 6/4 are more inspired.
April 15, 2013 Subject:
This is a smokin set.this is why i love the dead.a killer 1970 show at the fabulous fillmore west.i dont know what the previous reviewer is talking about this dancin is pretty great to this old head..
July 10, 2012 Subject:
I'm now willing to listen to any and all arguments that 1970 was their best year!
How about Ron and Jerry trading solos in Next Time You See Me? 'You go,' 'Now you,' 'Join in.' Of course I'm paraphrasing. It was probably, "Go on now," that Pigpen usually said in between his singing or harmonica and a Jerry (or Bob) guitar solo. And Jerry said something like, "Come on in," when he invites Ron to play his harmonica alongside his guitar. And it sounds like possibly, "Go rock around," that Pig says as they continue their shared solo for one more verse.
Charlie Miller: couldn't tracks 14, 15, 16 and 17 just be one track called Alligator into Lovelight? You know what I'm getting at - continuity, not disrupting the buzz.
You are the paragon of the archivists. If you take a step in this direction, I'm sure the rest will follow. Maybe you could upload two versions - one with separate tracks, and the other with China Cat/Rider in one track, etc.
I know that would at least double your work. But I also know that it is a labor of love.
October 2, 2011 Subject:
Great sound quality really highlights the interplay between Jerry and Bob after the Alligator drums as they run through a Darkness Jam, a Goodnight Jam, and some really interesting melodic type stuff in the jam portion of Lovelight.
From Alligator until the end of the set this show cooks! The UJB closer is plagued with Jerry's guitar dropping out of the mix in the opening and Billy's insistence on playing "off" the beat.
I wonder how many Darkness Jams we are missing from the summer and fall of 1970, because there are a few of them in the late spring and the winter.
It's great to hear all of the "melodic" jams as they build to the "Beautiful Jam" in February of the next year...
June 6, 2011 Subject:
Killer show from killer time frame
November 16, 2010 Subject:
sq practically identical to 2172
Just took a quick listen in a few spots but I don't hear any overall difference in sq between this version and gd70-06-06.sbd.ashley.2172. Usually there's at least a slight upgrade. I'm guessing the benefit of this copy is more subtle - the edits listed in the txt?
Reviewer:East Coast Dave in WA
June 27, 2010 Subject:
Best Attics I've heard
This is a really great 1970 show, I think. They kinda fuck up UJB for the encore, but everything else is pure gold. This is the best live version of Attics I've heard yet. If anyone knows of another version where the vocals are as good as they are on this one (or better, if that's even possible), please let me know!
May 14, 2010 Subject:
Really, really, really enjoyed this show. It's hard to describe just how happy I am to hear this and CHEERS! to the one's that make it possible. The Grateful Dead in June 1970, double sixes no less. What a groove on the Dancing Jam and where would we be without Pigpen. Jerry's guitar on the Alligator Jam is just pure Dead. Hard not to be dumbfounded after listening to this one. I know it's just a drop in the bucket, but it's a mighty big drop!
August 12, 2009 Subject:
The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" June 6, 1970 at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
I think these guys were still losing money for Warner Brothers in 1970...
Performing before the hometown crowd the DEAD kick it in gear and prove they have what it takes to rule the underground.
Here they are, the scariest band in 1970...
I highly recommend adding this show to your 1970 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
The "Original" GRATEFUL DEAD.
If you weren't alive in 1970 you can't imagine it. California had the best schools in the country in 1970...now they have the worst...ah, progress.
I recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included.
Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.
Here's one way to stream/dowload this show:
The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer.
Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist.
If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer.
Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it.
When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song.
Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder. Repeat these steps for each song.
you could just hook up your audio cables from your computer to your cassette, VHS, CD, DVD or whatever "recorder" and record it in real time...OMG.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD for tomorrow we may die.
Thanks for the LOVE from 1970.
PS: Remember to click on the "DeadLists Project" link and get the Poster for this show.
PSS: Get June 4,5,6, & 7, 1970 at the Fillmore West...all are on the archive.
PSSS: if you want to rate my review feel free to use the Forum to vent your hate, opinion, and rants...I won't read em anyway...
August 12, 2009 Subject:
Have you ever tracked PigPen's "pocket pool" rapping across nights of a given tour.....He is one funny son-of-a-bitch.....
I betcha him and I would have made good friends...
February 27, 2009 Subject:
One of the few, summer 1970 sbds we have. In fact, one of only four between late May and mid September. The Attics is very sweet; but the real meat of this show is in the jam after Alligator and everything that follows. At about 8 miutes into the post drums jam, jerry starts rifting on the GDTRFB ending jam, or the We Bid You Goodnight theme; whatever you want to call it...it just keeps getting better from there. A nice sounding SBD as far as 70' is concerned, although not quite as crisp as say 5/15 or 9/19. Would rate this a five, but that's reserved for the 2/13's and 5/2's, etc....
June 6, 2008 Subject:
One of the best ever
This is one I can't say enough about, suffice it to say I already said it:
and it's never sounded this good.
Except the night it happened!
Though it turns out very fine remasters of the 4 day June FW run are over at dead.net to sample, and this may well eventually become a commercial commodity, perhaps no longer free to stream yet well worth having a box set of if it comes out.
Meanwhile, enjoy this set and the following night here and now, a very tight and rocking '70 set and then some, from Morning Dew through a riotous Lovelight, and beyond...
it's all good.
June 4, 2008 Subject:
One of The Best From 1970
Feast your ears on one of the best shows of 1970 in fantastic sound quality! The whole show is amazing but I would be remiss to not mention the amazing jam that springs out of Alligator. Home of yet another Pigpen outrage that jams its way through a Darkness Darkness jam, and a fantastic Lovelight>Not Fade Away>Lovelight segue. Crank this one up and enjoy one of the best 1970 had to offer.
May 16, 2008 Subject:
Hot, hot show
Great show, too many highlights to mention. Great Feelin Groovy jam in Dancin, a very rare and smoking New Orleans, a very, very hot post-Alligator jam, and a too-perfect-for-words transition between Lovelight and NFA, with Pigpen calling the play-by-play. 5+ performance and a Charlie Miller transfer! Just bask in this one . . .